Mister Max: The Book of Lost Things (Library Binding)

The Book of Lost Things

By Cynthia Voigt, Iacopo Bruno (Illustrator)

Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, 9780375971235, 367pp.

Publication Date: September 10, 2013



Max's parents are missing. They are actors, and thus unpredictable, but sailing away, leaving Max with only a cryptic note, is unusual even for them. Did they"intend"to leave him behind? Have they been kidnapped?
Until he can figure it out, Max feels it's safer to keep a low profile. Hiding out is no problem for a child of the theater. Max has played many roles, he can be whoever he needs to be to blend in. But finding a job is tricky, no matter what costume he dons.
Ironically, it turns out Max has a talent for finding things. He finds a runaway child, a stray dog, a missing heirloom, a lost love. . . . So is he a finder? A detective? No, it's more. Max finds a way to solve people's problems he engineers better outcomes for them. He becomes Mister Max, "Solutioneer."
Now if only he could find a solution to his own problems . . .

About the Author

CYNTHIA VOIGT is the acclaimed author of many books, including"Dicey's Song, "winner of the Newbery Medal, and"A Solitary Blue, "winner of a Newbery Honor, and"Homecoming."For the body of her work, Cynthia Voigt was honored with the Margaret A. Edwards Award for Outstanding Literature for Young Adults. She lives with her husband in Maine."